OMA Scholarships

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs has always believed that every student has the potential to receive a degree in higher education, it is a matter of having the right opportunities. We understand that life has obstacles that don't always make it easy for everyone to stay on the path of success, but not having the finances shouldn't be one of them. OMA works to ensure that students get the tools that they require to be successful student here at UNK. This Scholarship page has been created to provide you with easier access to the scholarship applications offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

La Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales siempre ha creido que cada estudiante tiene el potencial de recibir un título en la educación superior, es cuestión de tener las oportunidades adecuadas. Entendemos que la vida tiene obstáculos que no siempre permiten la fácilidad de permanecer en el camino al éxito, pero no tener las finanzas no debería ser uno de ellos. OMA trabaja para asegurar que los estudiantes obtengan las herramientas que requieren para ser estudiantes exitosos aquí en UNK. Esta pagina de becas ha sido creada para proporcionar un acceso mas fácil a las solicitudes de becas ofrecidas por la Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales.

Click the links below to download Scholarship applications

Multicultural Community Service Scholarship: Designed to provide incoming freshmen students an opportunity to serve UNK by establishing a diverse and lively community. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight regular semesters and two summer terms. Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities.  MCSS applications due March 1, 2018.

Diseñada para proveer a los estudiantes una oportunidad de servir en UNK estableciendo una comunidad diversa y energica. Los beneficiarios de esta beca recibirán una matricula completa hasta por 15 creditos semestrales. Esta beca es renovable por lo máximo de ocho semestres regulares y dos periodos de verano. Los beneficiarios serán seleccionados principalmente sobre la base de liderazgo en la comunidad multicultural a través de la participación en la academia y actividades comunitarias. Las solicitudes deben ser entregadas el 1ro de Marzo, 2018.

Multicultural Community Service Scholarship 2018 - 2019

Transfer Multicultural Community Service Scholarship

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation: The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (15 credits) at that institution.

La Fundacion Susan T. Buffett proporciona becas que pueden ser usadas para cubrir los gastos relacionados con la asistencia a la universidad (e.g. matricula y cuotas, hospedaje, libros). La cantidad de la beca varia de acuerdo a la institución, pero es típicamente igual al costo promedio de la matricula y cuotas de un estudiante de tiempo completo (15 creditos) de esa institución.

http://www.buffettscholarships.org

Davis-Chambers Scholarship: Recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find that the financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. Qualified applicants must be Nebraska residents who have graduated from a Nebraska high school. Award amounts vary, but are generally $2,000 to $4,000 per year. Applicants must be admitted to UNK by February 1, 2018, and must complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application.

Reconoce estudiantes prometedores académicamente de diversos orígenes quienes a menudo encuentran los requisitos financieros de la educación superior como un gran obstáculo. Los solicitantes calificados deben ser residentes de Nebraska que se hayan graduado de una escuela de Nebraska. Las cantidades de las becas varían, pero generalmente son $2,000 a $4,000 por año. Los solicitantes deben ser admitidos por UNK antes de Febrero 1 de 2018, y deben llenar la solicitud de beca Davis-Chambers.

Davis-Chambers Freshman Scholarship Application 2018-2019

Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship Application 2018-2019

Maestros del Futuro: Bilingual Educators Scholarship: Provides awards for the base cost of room and board for four years to students who demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher. Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of academic potential, commitment to pursuing a career in the teaching profession and fluency in Spanish. Applications are due March 1, 2018.

Esta Beca cubre los costos de vivienda y alimentación en la UNK, por cuatro años, a estudiantes quienes demuestren un genuino compromiso de convertirse en maestros. Los beneficiarios serán seleccionados basándose en el potencial académico, compromiso en seguir una carrera en la profesión de enseñanza, y habilidad de hablar en español. Las solicitudes deben ser entregadas el 1ro de Marzo, 2018.

Maestros del Futuro: Bilingual Educators Scholarship Application 2018-2019

Transfer Maestros del Futuro: Bilingual Educators Scholarship Application 2018-2019

OMA Leadership Scholarship: The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes the hard work, dedication and commitment of its student leaders. Serving as an incentive, and reward the OMA Leadership Scholarship is open to all upperclassman who have obtained a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and are actively involved with student organizations hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

To apply fill out the UNK Continuing Student Scholarship application that is found on MyBlue starting February 1st through midnight on the last day of February, every year.


Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP): The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. Recipients of this scholarship receive a full tuition scholarship to UNK and guaranteed admission to the health science program of their choice at UNMC. Competitive applicants should have strong academic potential, as well as exposure to health professions.  However, the KHOP program also seeks to increase diversity in the healthcare workforce by considering the following factors during the selection process:  economic disadvantage,  whether the student is a first generation college student, active involvement in communities and neighborhoods where opportunities are diminished, and proficiency in languages spoken in underserved communities with healthcare needs.

El Programa de Oportunidades de la Salud en Kearney (KHOP) es un programa en union entre la Universidad de Nebraska Kearney (UNK) y el Centro Medico de la Universidad de Nebraska (UNMC). El programa se dedica a reclutar y a educar a estudiantes de zonas rurales de Nebraska quienes están comprometidos a servir lugares rurales en Nebraska. Los becados recibirán una matrícula completa en UNK  y  admisión garantizada en los programas de opción en UNMC. Los estudiantes interesados tendrán que demostrar potencial académico. El programa también busca incrementar la diversidad del personal médico. El programa considerara los elementos siguientes en el proceso de selección: estudiantes de bajos recursos, estudiantes universitarios de primera generación, servicio a la comunidad, competencia en varios idiomas usados en comunidades diversas. 

http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php

OMA Alumni Inspired Scholarship/Fellowship Fund

We are currently fundraising to create a new scholarship to help current UNK students who show strong potential and have high financial need.  If you are interested in contributing to our mission please click the link to donate.  Thank you!

https://nufoundation.org/-/unk-office-of-multicultural-affairs-oma-alumni-inspired-scholarship-fellowship-fund-01119570